WESTLEY SACKING: 36 Football League games in charge made him one of the longest-serving managers of the MacAnthony era
Graham Westley lasted 41 competitive matches and 215 days as Peterborough United manager.
Here is is record at the ABAX Stadium
1) The Posh playing record under Graham Westley.
Posh were 18th in League One when Westley took charge. He led them as high as fifth, but leaves with Posh in 14th place.
P41 W18 D7 L16 F71 A56
P36 W15 D5 L16 F61 A53
P5 W3 D2 *L0 F10 A3
*(Lost on penalties after 1-1 draw)
2) Posh picked up 50 points from 36 League One matches under Westley.
That’s 50 points from a possible 108, a percentage of 46.3 of the possible points gained,
In perspective, that’s better than Darren Ferguson’s second spell in charge of Posh (45.02%), better than the likes of Mark Wright (45.98%), Keith Alexander (45.68%), Dave Robertson (43.33%) and Barry Fry (41.95), but worse than Ferguson’s first spell (59.93%), Gary Johnson (48%) and Mark Lawrenson (50.88).
Jimmy Hagan, the manager when Posh first reached the Football League has the highest percentage of possible points gained (63.30), Mark Cooper (19.44) has the worst. Cooper managed Posh exclusively in the Championship.
3) Westley managed Posh for 215 days and 41 matches, 36 of them league matches
Remarkably that’s the longest reign of any manager (in terms of games in charge) in the Darragh MacAnthony era apart from the two spells of Darren Ferguson.
His predecessor Dave Robertson lasted 197 days (most of that was the summer) and 23 matches, while Gary Johnson (25 games), Keith Alexander (19), Jim Gannon (14) and Mark Cooper (12) all managed Posh in fewer league matches. Only Gannon left of his own accord.
Johnson survived 279 days as Posh boss (again including a summer), while Alexander (118), Cooper (79) and Gannon (66) were at London Road for an even shorter period of time. Alexander had already started his reign as Posh boss when MacAnthony took control of the club in September 2006.
Ferguson was in chage at Posh for 126 league matches in his first two-and-a-half year spell and 194 matches in his second four-year stay.
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